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Also traded in: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Mexico

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 1.20
COST's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. COST: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
COST' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.33 Max: 5.83
Current: 1.2
0.09
5.83
Equity-to-Asset 0.33
COST's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
66% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. COST: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
COST' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.54
Current: 0.33
0.3
0.54
Interest Coverage 29.10
COST's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.23 vs. COST: 29.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
COST' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.45  Med: 26.36 Max: 30.84
Current: 29.1
16.45
30.84
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 5.79
Beneish M-Score: -2.74
WACC vs ROIC
8.47%
21.70%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 3.14
COST's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
53% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. COST: 3.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
COST' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.49  Med: 2.76 Max: 3.14
Current: 3.14
2.49
3.14
Net Margin % 2.02
COST's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
55% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. COST: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
COST' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.52  Med: 1.75 Max: 2.05
Current: 2.02
1.52
2.05
ROE % 21.03
COST's ROE % is ranked higher than
84% of the 366 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. COST: 21.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
COST' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.3  Med: 14.22 Max: 21.03
Current: 21.03
11.3
21.03
ROA % 7.04
COST's ROA % is ranked higher than
78% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. COST: 7.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
COST' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.09  Med: 6.36 Max: 7.2
Current: 7.04
5.09
7.2
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 23.19
COST's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
68% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 14.53 vs. COST: 23.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
COST' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.27  Med: 21.85 Max: 24.66
Current: 23.19
17.27
24.66
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 4.10
COST's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. COST: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
COST' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 10.1 Max: 14.9
Current: 4.1
4.1
14.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 6.90
COST's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
55% of the 287 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. COST: 6.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
COST' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6  Med: 9.5 Max: 15.3
Current: 6.9
6
15.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 4.80
COST's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
50% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. COST: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
COST' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.4  Med: 9.9 Max: 22.2
Current: 4.8
2.4
22.2
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

COST Guru Trades in Q1 2016

John Burbank 34,973 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 265,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,110,213 sh (+86.28%)
John Rogers 14,834 sh (+5.48%)
Ken Fisher 3,915 sh (+2.65%)
Tom Russo 6,391 sh (+1.53%)
Jeff Auxier 11,551 sh (+0.88%)
Spiros Segalas 3,011,305 sh (+1.51%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 2,898 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 47,220 sh (-0.47%)
Ron Baron 14,983 sh (-1.12%)
Ruane Cunniff 693,177 sh (-6.42%)
Chris Davis 2,328,833 sh (-12.57%)
Jeremy Grantham 932,083 sh (-23.65%)
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Q2 2016

COST Guru Trades in Q2 2016

RS Investment Management 24,120 sh (New)
John Rogers 37,970 sh (+155.97%)
John Burbank 45,552 sh (+30.25%)
Tom Russo 6,516 sh (+1.96%)
Jeff Auxier 11,552 sh (+0.01%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 75,000 sh (unchged)
Mairs and Power 2,898 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 870,875 sh (-6.57%)
Chris Davis 2,112,981 sh (-9.27%)
Ruane Cunniff 628,312 sh (-9.36%)
Ken Fisher 3,406 sh (-13.00%)
Mario Gabelli 39,024 sh (-17.36%)
Jim Simons 337,700 sh (-69.58%)
Spiros Segalas 2,889,210 sh (-4.05%)
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Q3 2016

COST Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Ray Dalio 1,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,260 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 51,230 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,086,213 sh (+517.77%)
John Rogers 75,667 sh (+99.28%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,185,898 sh (+36.17%)
Mairs and Power 3,239 sh (+11.77%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 6,516 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Jeff Auxier 11,502 sh (-0.43%)
Ken Fisher 3,276 sh (-3.82%)
Chris Davis 1,961,214 sh (-7.18%)
Mario Gabelli 33,234 sh (-14.84%)
Ruane Cunniff 504,944 sh (-19.63%)
Spiros Segalas 2,497,533 sh (-13.56%)
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Q4 2016

COST Guru Trades in Q4 2016

John Burbank 54,583 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 11,059 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 104,463 sh (+214.08%)
John Rogers 166,868 sh (+120.53%)
Ken Fisher 4,727 sh (+44.29%)
Jim Simons 2,819,713 sh (+35.16%)
Tom Russo 6,648 sh (+2.03%)
Mairs and Power 3,265 sh (+0.80%)
Tom Gayner 39,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 4,333,363 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 1,185,614 sh (-0.02%)
Chris Davis 1,845,293 sh (-5.91%)
Mario Gabelli 30,664 sh (-7.73%)
Ruane Cunniff 440,162 sh (-12.83%)
Spiros Segalas 2,286,469 sh (-8.45%)
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Discount Stores    NAICS: 452990    SIC: 5331
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Costco Wholesale Corp and its subsidiaries operates membership warehouses. The Company offers its members low prices on a limited selection of nationally branded and select private-label products in merchandise categories.

Costco Wholesale Corp was incorporated in Washington and started operations in 1983. The Company is engaged in the operation of membership warehouses in the United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Spain, and through owned subsidiaries in Taiwan and Korea. It operates membership warehouses based on the concept that offering its members low prices on a limited selection of branded and private-label products in merchandise categories will produce sales volumes and rapid inventory turnover. The Company offers merchandise in Foods (including dry foods, packaged foods, and groceries), Sundries (including snack foods, candy, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, and cleaning supplies), Hardlines (including appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, and garden and patio), Fresh Foods (including meat, produce, deli, and bakery), Softlines (including apparel and small appliances), Other (including gas stations and pharmacy). It also sells gasoline in all countries except Mexico, Korea, and Taiwan and operated 508, 472, and 445 gas stations at the end of 2016, 2015, and 2014. Ancillary businesses also include optical dispensing centers, food courts, and hearing-aid centers. The Company's geographical segments are United States Operations, Canadian Operations, and Other International Operations.

Guru Investment Theses on Costco Wholesale Corp

Meridian Funds Comments on Costco - Aug 31, 2015

Costco (NASDAQ:COST) operates a differentiated business model, which is membership-based warehouse clubs. The paid membership base exceeds 42 million paying households and (at $55 per year) generates $2.4 billion in annual membership fees. This revenue is visible, recurring in nature, and over time, offers significant operating leverage as Costco gradually implements fee increases. Customers sign up because they receive significant value from Costco's ability to leverage its purchasing power to offer high quality brands at discounted value. Costco has always protected its brand and reputation, and, in many ways, was the original big box to think about the strategic benefits of customer relationships as opposed to driving traffic and transaction counts. Although the stock has recently lagged the broader S&P, Costco remains a core holding of the fund.





From Meridian Growth Fund’s annual letter.



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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 32.32
COST's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. COST: 32.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
COST' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.33  Med: 24.75 Max: 32.33
Current: 32.32
14.33
32.33
Forward PE Ratio 29.76
COST's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 17.76 vs. COST: 29.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 32.32
COST's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
75% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 20.92 vs. COST: 32.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
COST' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.33  Med: 24.75 Max: 32.33
Current: 32.32
14.33
32.33
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 31.14
COST's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
70% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 18.66 vs. COST: 31.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
COST' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.5  Med: 26.06 Max: 124.39
Current: 31.14
16.5
124.39
PB Ratio 6.49
COST's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. COST: 6.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
COST' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.19 Max: 6.76
Current: 6.49
1.85
6.76
PS Ratio 0.65
COST's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. COST: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
COST' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 0.44 Max: 0.65
Current: 0.65
0.24
0.65
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 29.29
COST's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
70% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.84 vs. COST: 29.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
COST' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.06  Med: 31.52 Max: 115.94
Current: 29.29
14.06
115.94
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 14.82
COST's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
69% of the 219 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. COST: 14.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
COST' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.93  Med: 13.49 Max: 22.66
Current: 14.82
7.93
22.66
EV-to-EBIT 20.15
COST's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
68% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.14 vs. COST: 20.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
COST' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.2  Med: 14.1 Max: 20.16
Current: 20.15
8.2
20.16
EV-to-EBITDA 15.08
COST's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
65% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 12.24 vs. COST: 15.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
COST' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 10.7 Max: 15.2
Current: 15.08
6.1
15.2
PEG Ratio 3.81
COST's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. COST: 3.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
COST' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 2.43 Max: 3.94
Current: 3.81
1.24
3.94
Shiller PE Ratio 43.43
COST's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 23.37 vs. COST: 43.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
COST' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.65  Med: 34.23 Max: 44.6
Current: 43.43
18.65
44.6
Current Ratio 0.97
COST's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
68% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. COST: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
COST' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.11 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.97
0.94
1.25
Quick Ratio 0.41
COST's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. COST: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
COST' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.66
Current: 0.41
0.16
0.66
Days Inventory 33.77
COST's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
56% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 39.30 vs. COST: 33.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
COST' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.51  Med: 30.03 Max: 33.77
Current: 33.77
28.51
33.77
Days Sales Outstanding 4.57
COST's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 273 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. COST: 4.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
COST' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.72  Med: 3.91 Max: 4.57
Current: 4.57
3.72
4.57
Days Payable 38.78
COST's Days Payable is ranked lower than
58% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 47.86 vs. COST: 38.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
COST' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27  Med: 31.37 Max: 38.78
Current: 38.78
27
38.78

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 1.01
COST's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
81% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. COST: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
COST' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.06 Max: 1.64
Current: 1.01
0.79
1.64
Dividend Payout Ratio 0.32
COST's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. COST: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
COST' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.32
Current: 0.32
0.21
0.32
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 13.30
COST's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. COST: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
COST' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 11.9 Max: 40.1
Current: 13.3
0
40.1
Forward Dividend Yield % 1.01
COST's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
82% of the 446 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. COST: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.95
COST's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
67% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. COST: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
COST' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.51  Med: 2.02 Max: 3.13
Current: 1.95
1.51
3.13
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
COST's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. COST: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
COST' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.5  Med: -0.3 Max: 2.9
Current: -0.1
-1.5
2.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 6.52
COST's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
85% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. COST: 6.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
COST' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 3.15 Max: 6.54
Current: 6.52
2.01
6.54
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 2.58
COST's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
73% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. COST: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
COST' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 1.92 Max: 7.95
Current: 2.58
1.02
7.95
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 2.19
COST's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
83% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. COST: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.49
COST's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. COST: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
COST' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.78
Current: 1.49
0.58
1.78
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 3.98
COST's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
90% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. COST: 3.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
COST' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.33 Max: 3.98
Current: 3.98
1.34
3.98
Price-to-Graham-Number 3.06
COST's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
83% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. COST: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
COST' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.18  Med: 1.88 Max: 3.18
Current: 3.06
1.18
3.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.00
COST's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
56% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. COST: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
COST' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.97  Med: 7.1 Max: 12.1
Current: 5
4.97
12.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 10.47
COST's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
63% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Discount Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. COST: 10.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
COST' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.4  Med: 13.1 Max: 15.5
Current: 10.47
10.4
15.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $119,598
EPS (TTM) $ 5.49
Beta0.87
Short Percentage of Float1.58%
52-Week Range $138.57 - 177.71
Shares Outstanding (Mil)439.24

Analyst Estimate

Aug17 Aug18 Aug19
Revenue (Mil $) 126,617 131,863 143,217
EPS ($) 6.00 6.61 7.29
EPS without NRI ($) 6.00 6.61 7.29
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
8.75%
Dividends per Share ($) 1.84 1.56 2.27
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